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DAVID KRUSE

January 6, 2017 The Rock Island Clean Line withdrew its petition for a franchise from the Iowa Utilities Board to build a power line to carry current from wind turbines in the western Corn Belt region to consumers... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

January 6, 2017 Farm equity declining The USDA’s Economic Research Service is predicting U.S. farm equity will decline 3.1 percent in 2016 to $2.47 trillion. Farm debt is expected to rise 5.2 percent to $375. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

December 30, 2016 After Christmas comes New Year. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

December 30, 2016 Our little blue ball has completed another revolution around its local star, so it’s time to pause, look back and say, “Whoa! Where did that year go?” This past year was stuffed with big league news... more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

December 30, 2016 As this thinly-priced farm year and deeply bitter election year glides toward its inevitable end, readers continue to pack my email inbox with sugar-coated compliments and napalm-encased invective. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

December 30, 2016 The WSJ headline read, “Trumps sends mixed signals on ethanol.” I don’t know why they made Trump plural in that headline, but they did. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

December 30, 2016 Stine Seeds Major producers of genetically modified seeds, including Monsanto Co. and Bayer AG, have long barred U.S. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

December 30, 2016 This past fall my view of harvest changed from being the person who brings out a hot meal each night, to not only doing that, but driving the grain cart as well. more »»

CROP WATCH

December 30, 2016 As the final week of the year approaches we all get to do our personal review of the year and in the case of farmers, get to determine if it was a year where our personal goals as to production and... more »»

CLAYTON RYE

December 23, 2016 Here it is Christmas week and a time for warm memories. My warmest Christmas memories are from the mid- to late-1950s when I was around the age of 10. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

December 23, 2016 Of all the Yuletides my wife and I have shared, by far the most memorable is the December when we got a baby for Christmas. We had just gotten married the previous March. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

December 23, 2016 Of the many memories I have of Christmas on the farm, I don’t have a single memory of ever telling Santa what I wanted for Christmas. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

December 23, 2016 Mexico and the U.S. ag sector are aligned as to trade interests. The U.S. more »»

KARL SETZER

December 23, 2016 The volatility we have seen in the value of the U.S. dollar recently has impacted the global commodity market. One reason for this is the influence the U.S. more »»

CROP WATCH

December 23, 2016 And as we await the official start of winter this week the thought that comes to mind is don’t these five weeks of cold weather count towards our total required amount of freezing temps and guarante... more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

December 23, 2016 I was reading a book that my mom gave me last summer — a collection of Christmas memories from people all over the natio. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

December 16, 2016 I was a big fan of the television comedy “Cheers” from back in the 1980s. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

December 16, 2016 The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

December 16, 2016 If it’s all about the numbers, a journalist’s stock-in-trade, what are the numbers telling this journalist as 2016 fades and 2017 rises? First, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s Plowprint... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

December 16, 2016 Since WWII the U.S. has willingly contributed much more to world development in all forms than the world had any ability to repay. more »»

 
 

 

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